Food Network Dropping Paula Deen

Julia Moskin, writing for The New York Times:

Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed queen of Southern cooking and a sugary mainstay of the Food Network, was dropped by the network on Friday, following a bewildering day in which she failed to show up for an interview on the “Today” show and then in two online videos begged her family and audience for forgiveness for using racist language.

A network spokeswoman said it would not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of June. Ms. Deen has faced a volley of criticism this week over her remarks in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit by a former employee. In the document, she admitted she had used racial epithets, tolerated racist jokes and condoned pornography in the workplace.

Food Network did the right (and smart) thing to cut ties — Deen's an idiot.

I never minded her before, but this changes my feelings for her forever:

She also stated that “most jokes” are about Jews, gay people, black people and “rednecks.”

Fuck you, Paula. May the pounds of butter and sugar you cook with lead to a swift demise.

(via @nytdining)